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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Portage, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Portage and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Portage:
    • 47.652741, -111.124685
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Portage
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Portage ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Portage.

Within Montana, the name Portage is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, nineteen are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alaska community of Portage.
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Portage is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Portage.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Portage is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Portage.
      • Porter County
      • This Portage is located in Porter County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the east of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Porter County community of Portage.
    • Kansas
      • Rooks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Portage [Rooks County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Portage is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Portage.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Portage is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Portage.
    • Michigan
      • Delta County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Portage [Delta County].
      • Kalamazoo County
      • This Portage is located in Kalamazoo County and lies 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km]<2> to the east of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kalamazoo County community of Portage.
    • Minnesota
      • Aitkin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Portage [Aitkin County].
    • Missouri
      • Osage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Portage [Osage County].
    • New Brunswick
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Brunswick community of Portage.
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Portage [Livingston County].
      • Wyoming County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Portage [Wyoming County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Portage lies 2,357 miles [3,793.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Ohio
      • Wood County
      • This Portage is located in Wood County and lies 1,413 miles [2,274 km]<2> to the east of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Portage.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cambria County
      • This Portage is located in Cambria County and lies 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km]<2> to the east of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Portage.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Portage lies 2,176 miles [3,501.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • This Portage is located in Box Elder County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<2> to the south of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Elder County community of Portage.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Portage is located in King County and lies 527 miles [848.1 km]<2> to the west of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Portage.
      • Skagit County
      • This Portage is located in Skagit County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km] to the west northwest of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Portage.
    • Wisconsin
      • Columbia County
      • This Portage is located in Columbia County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<2> to the east of the Portage that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Portage.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Portage ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Black Eagle [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
    • Black Eagle [Cascade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Portage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eagle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle<4>
  • Carter [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Chouteau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Portage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter<4>
  • Cooper [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper [Cascade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Portage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
  • Great Falls [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
    • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Portage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Chicago [Cascade County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Chicago
      • Little Chicago [Cascade County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Chicago have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pack and Lacey Crossing [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pack and Lacey Crossing
      • Pack and Lacey Crossing [Chouteau County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pack and Lacey Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pack and Lacey Crossing
    • Rainbow [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow
      • Rainbow [Cascade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow
    • Rogers [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Cascade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Shepherd Crossing [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd Crossing
      • Shepherd Crossing [Chouteau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Crossing
    • Smelter Hill [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Hill
      • Smelter Hill [Cascade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Hill

How Far From Portage to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Portage to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Portage and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Great Falls, which is the Seat of Cascade County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Portage to Great Falls, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,351 miles [8,611.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Cascade County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portage. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cascade County: www.co.cascade.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Portage could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portage) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6527, Longitude: -111.1247       In this case, the coordinates for Portage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Portage to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.788 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.927 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.571 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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